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Swiss Gold Coin Commemorates the Last 10-Franc Vreneli

In 2022, Swissmint is commemorating the last minting of the 10-franc gold Vreneli in 1922 with a gold coin. In the Swissmint online shop the coin was sold out only hours after the official issue. What makes this issue so special?

Morteratsch Glacier Starts Swiss Glaciers Series

With the new Swiss Glaciers series, Swissmint calls attention to how strongly the glaciers in the Alps are affected by climate change. The first issue is dedicated to the Morteratsch glacier.

“Platinum”: First Swiss Platinum Commemorative Coin

Platinum is one of the most precious and resistant metals. With its new 25 Franc platinum coin, the Swissmint launched its first platinum coin that is only available in proof quality.

“Hydropower” on Swiss Commemorative Coin

The commemorative coin “Hydropower” starts the Swissmint’s three-part coin series “Energy of the Future”. It is the mint’s first colored coin with fluorescent elements. As usually, at the end of the year a circulation coin set will be issued with a Christmas medal.

Swissmint Dedicates Gold Coin to “50 Years of Swiss Women’s Right to Vote”

On 29th April 2021 Swissmint launches a new commemorative gold coin “50 years of Swiss women’s right to vote” remembering the introduction of votes for women at federal level in 1971.

The Impossible in Silver: Swissmint’s “Illusion – The Bridge of Life”

Swissmint issues a new 20 Francs silver coin on 29th April 2021. “Illusion – The Bridge of Life” is dedicated to one of the best-known works of Swiss trompe-l’oeil artist Sandro Del-Prete.

Swissmint Lands Twice in the Guinness Book of Records

Not one but two coins by Swissmint made it into the Guinness Book of Records. Swissmint can be proud to mint the coin with the oldest design still in circulation. The mint also issued the world’s smallest commemorative coin with its 1/4 franc commemorative coin. Congratulations on the record!

0 CHF Banknotes Made in Switzerland – A New Field of Collection

Since 2017, there have been 0 CHF souvenir banknotes. Compared to the field of 0 euro banknotes, the quantity of issued notes is rather small. Thus, it may be a good moment to enter this field of collection! Our author numiscontrol knows what you have to keep in mind.

How to Detect Counterfeits at All Times. Part 3: British Sovereigns

British sovereigns are popular collector and bullion coins – and often forged. Are you sure that all your coins are authentic? The expert Peter Zgorzynski shows in this article how counterfeit sovereigns can be identified.

Swissmint Honours Friedrich Dürrenmatt

On 21st January 2021, the Federal Mint Swissmint will launch a new commemorative coin dedicated to playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt who would have celebrated his hundredth birthday this year.